Patricia Gordon |

Patricia Gordon

Graveside services for Patricia Ann Gordon of Grass Valley will be conducted Saturday, July 24, at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno.

Mrs. Gordon died Friday, June 25, in Grass Valley. She was 81.

She was born Jan. 21, 1923, in Giant, to George and Anna (Harten) Honsinger. She received a B.A. in English literature with a minor in history from U.C. Berkeley.

She married Jackson M. Gordon on Feb. 29, 1944, in New York, N.Y. During World War II, she delivered mail in Richmond. She was a member of the organizing committee to bring the Head Start Program to Richmond, where she set up the program’s libraries. After retiring to Rail Road Flat in Calaveras County she served on the Health Systems Agency in Stockton, and the Sierra Committee on Aging in Amador City. She designed and helped build the four family homes that her family has lived in over the past 55 years.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jackson M. Gordon of Grass Valley; daughters and sons-in-law Ruth and Craig Lanterman of Sacramento, and Judith and Hardy Schwarz of Grass Valley; grandchildren Keith Lanterman and Andria Lanterman both of Sacramento, Anne Schwarz of Pawtucket, R.I., and John Schwarz of Grass Valley; and numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by her daughter Susan Lynn Gordon in 1962.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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